Women Farmers

Montana Public Radio by Beth Anne Austein Source: USDA Producer Lacy Roberts brings us an hour of conversation with and about female farmers. First, we learn why photographer Audra Mulkern started the Female Farmer Project and what it reveals about female back-to-the-land farmers. Next, we sit around the kitchen table with Tracy and Margaret, owners of… Read more »

Pesticides Found in GM Soy; Vermont Orders Labels

Credit: USDA Living on Earth with Steve Curwood A recent study found “extreme levels” of the herbicide glyphosate, linked to birth defects and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, in genetically modified soybeans farmed in Iowa. The US federal government doesn’t recognize a material difference between GM and non-GM crops but Vermont will require all genetically modified foods carry… Read more »

Bad News about Pesticides – The Leonard Lopate Show

The Leonard Lopate Show Credit: NRCS Reporter Susan Freinkel talks about what happens to brains of children who have been exposed at a young age to pesticides. She’s joined by Lee Fang, who reports on how the pesticide companies have influenced regulations in Washington and at the local level. Both Freinkel and Fang are contributors to The Nation magazine. Freinkel… Read more »

GMO Fight Song

GMO Non-Food Fight Song posted with permission of Theresa Griffith. Theresa performed her song before the National Organic Standards Board meeting in Portland, OR in April.

Food Sleuth Radio

KOPN 89.5 FM Melinda Hemmelgam conducts two terrific interviews on Food Sleuth Radio. Greg Judy, a Missouri farmer and internationally know rotational grazing expert, describes the benefits of feeding livestock grass both for the environment and human nutrition. Click here to listen. Melinda Hemmelgam also interviews Iowa farmer George Naylor. The former President of the… Read more »

Study: Diet May Help ADHD Kids More Than Drugs

Hyperactivity. Fidgeting. Inattention. Impulsivity. If your child has one or more of these qualities on a regular basis, you may be told that he or she has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. If so, they’d be among about 10 percent of children in the United States. Kids with ADHD can be restless and difficult to handle…. Read more »

The Monsanto Rag

From one of the centers of organics in the United States, the Kickapoo River Valley of Southwest Wisconsin, comes a catchy little musical indictment of Monsanto. After listening please visit the Action Alerts section and then send president Obama a message saying we don’t want Monsanto’s genetics to contaminate organic all the organic alfalfa in… Read more »